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Conant High school: Student’s take on separation of the church and state

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I would like to address the relation between church and state in our country. When we think of the term “separation of church and state,” it is easy to interpret that to mean that the two cannot mix. That is wholly untrue. If that were the case, the vast majority of laws and rights that define the American government would not be. For example, the beliefs that murder, stealing, and … 0

Letters: Thanks from the greyhounds

Friday, January 2, 2015

To the editor: Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption would like to thank the merchants at Depot Square and downtown Peterborough for including us in the first annual Wrapping for a Good Cause. As a nonprofit organization, Fast Friends was invited to provide holiday gift wrapping services from Dec. 19 through Dec. 21. The graciousness and generosity of the merchants was incredible. Their enthusiasm and … 0

Letters: The River Center appreciates grant

Friday, January 2, 2015

To the editor: The River Center has been awarded a $40,000 multiyear grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for operating support. This grant is made possible through the A. Erland and Hazel N. Goyette Memorial Fund. On behalf of the board and staff of The River Center, I would like to thank the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for this support and show … 0

Peterborough: Victims, cop testify about Durham fires

Monday, January 19, 2015

Editor’s note: This is combination of two stories posted by Foster’s Daily Democrat, with coverage of the trial on both Wednesday and Thursday. DOVER — Testimony in Gregory Potter’s arson trial continued Thursday at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, is a former Peterborough on-call firefighter and EMT … 0

Letters: Mr. Leach’s anti-gun position

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in direct response to Mr. Ted Leach’s opinion on the state Legislature’s decision to allow concealed carry within the State House and the legislature rooms. Mr. Leach, your portrayal of events unfolding are so laughable they are imbecilic. Your description of our … 0

Letters: Short memory on school district

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: Regarding Benji Rosen’s story in the Ledger-Transcipt that appeared in print Jan. 15. The article stated, “Abby Meyer of Peterborough, author of the petition article to close Great Brook School, said Tuesday she was expressing public sentiment...” Apparently Abby Meyer has a short memory, as … 0

Letters: Peterborough is not the same

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: It’s difficult to imagine the town of Peterborough without Paul Hobbs. At the very least, Thornton Wilder should come back and re-write “Our Town” because this special place just won’t be the same without him. Joann Duncanson Greenland … 0

Letters: Paul Hobbs, a perfect friend

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: Everyone has a Paul Hobbs story, no doubt. Mine is this: After years of procrastination, I decided to propose to my (now) wife, Diane. Both of us were friends with the Hobbses, and they seemed to be as excited as I was when I told … 0

Viewpoint-: Martin Luther King Jr. was an American hero

Friday, January 16, 2015

I am very inspired by the speech “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. I have found some very inspirational quotes from this speech. It was held on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In the speech, one of Dr. King’s most … 0

Viewpoint: Martin Luther King Jr. — a legend with lessons that live on

Friday, January 16, 2015

In researching Martin Luther King Jr., I learned lots about a man who wanted equality, justice and peace for all. He was a man who stood up for what he believed in. “Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent … 0

Viewpoint: Teamwork makes the dream work

Friday, January 16, 2015

I believe that teamwork makes the dream work is very true. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t make his dream come true on his own; he needed lots of help. It took thousands of people to achieve desegregation of the Montgomery bus system through boycotts. It took tens of … 0

Viewpoint: Perseverance

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr.’s astonishing “I Have a Dream” speech inspires me to have perseverance through unyielding times. Martin Luther King Jr. had to have perseverance when our nation was unwilling to give civil rights to African-Americans. Police chiefs were allowing their officers to arrest, hurt, and even … 0

Editorial: Devotion to a dream lives on

Monday, January 19, 2015

The region in which we live has long been known for its forward thinking. Great men and women, like Willa Cather, Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass, have made their homes, if only temporarily, in our towns. Others born and raised here embody that same tolerant, creative and universally … 0